Dyson is known for its powerful vacuums, and the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is truly one of the best around when it comes to cleaning carpets. Its cleaner head drives deep into carpet fibers to capture dust, animal hair, and ground-in dirt, and during testing, it pulled up hair and dirt that our tester couldn’t even see. The vacuum’s self-adjusting cleaner head automatically optimizes suction on all floor types, and the powerful brush bar is ideal for deep-cleaning.
At over 17 pounds, this vacuum is on the heavier side, but Dyson’s ball design makes it easy to maneuver around your home. In addition to its standard cleaner head, the vacuum comes with a “tangle-free turbine” tool that removes hair from carpets and upholstery, as well as a combination tool and stair tool. It has a washable filter that can be used for the lifetime of the device, and it’s even certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America thanks to its superior whole-machine filtration.